Food, Fun and Reading Program

Food Fun ReadingJoin the UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in this weekly, food-themed, virtual read-aloud group.  This program is available for youth ages 4 to 9 who reside in Washington County, Maine.

Starting Tuesday, May 4, 2021, and continuing weekly through June 8, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. join us over Zoom to learn about MyPlate and the five food groups. Each session will feature an interactive activity and a different Washington County library during the read-aloud portion. 

Adult participation required with children.

Learn alongside your child by receiving related videos and worksheets via email after every class. 


Upon registration, you will be sent instructions and information for accessing Zoom.

Email with questions.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Rita Stephenson at or 207.255.3345 or 1.800.287.1542 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.


May 4: MyPlate
Jack and the Hungry Giant Eat Right with MyPlate by Loreen Leedy, read by Rita Stephenson (EFNEP)

May 11: Fruits
Our Apple Tree by Gorel Kristina Naslund, featuring Porter Memorial Library

May 18: Vegetables
The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin, featuring Lubec Memorial Library

May 25: Dairy
The Great Cheese Robbery by Tim Warnes, featuring Peavey Memorial Library

June 1: Grains
Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle, featuring Henry D Moore Library

June 8: Proteins
Burger Boy by Alan Durant, read by Rita Stephenson (EFNEP)